Federal Capital Territory Administration
Garki - Abuja
Distinguished Senator Bala Mohammed, an illustrious Nigerian, was born on 5th October, 1958 at Duguri Town in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He attended Duguri Primary School, Bauchi from 1965 to 1971 where he secured his First School Leaving Certificate. After that he was admitted into the Government Secondary School Bauchi from 1972 to 1976 where he passed his WASCE. From there he proceeded to North – East College of Art and Science between and 1977 and 1979 for his Advanced Level Certificate. From there he gained admission to the University of Maiduguri in 1979 and graduated in 1982 with a BA Degree in English Language.
Senator Bala Mohammed attended the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in 1988 for a general management course. In 1997, he attended a capacity building training in Lagos and was given a certificate of the Institute of Purchase & Supplies.
He began his career as a journalist and rose to the position of News Editor of the Mirage Newspaper, Jos between 1982 and 1983.
He also had a stint as a News Reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN).
From there he moved over to the Democrat Newspaper where he worked as the newspaper’s State Editor in charge of Benue from 1983 to 1984.
In 1984, he left his promising Journalism career for the Civil Service when he got employed as an Administrative Officer under the Federal Ministry of Internal
Affairs, Abuja. In 1994, he was promoted and redeployed as Principal Administrative Officer in the Cabinet Secretariat of the Presidency.
He was Chief Supplies Officer, Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals from 1995 to 1997. He rose to the position of Assistant Director in the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel in 1997. He held the position until 1999 when he was promoted Deputy Director/SA to the Hon Minister, Federal ministry of transport. He successfully discharged his functions in that capacity from 1999 to 2003.
Following his dint of hard work and innovation, Senator Bala Mohammed was promoted as Director of Administration, Nigerian Railway Corporations in 2003. Later in September that year, he became Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation. In January, he became Director of Administration and Supplies, Nigerian Meteorological Agency.
Bala Mohammed was elected as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on April 21, 2007 to represent the good people of Bauchi South Senatorial District. He occupied the respected seat in the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly until his appointment as the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory in April 2010.
Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide is currently the Honourable Minister of State FCT. In May 2001-September 2003 she served as the Special Assistant to the President on FCT matters and later as Special Assistant to the President on G77 matters and Nigerians in Diaspora (NIDO). She was the Managing Partner of AKINJIDE & CO. Barristers, Solicitors, and Arbitrators, one of the leading Nigerian commercial law firms. She has extensive post-qualifications experience, principally in petroleum, company and commercial law; she is an experienced Arbitrator and Mediator Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide has supervision and management experience with a proven track record of successfully driving strategies and initiatives. She has dynamic leadership qualities and is a team player. She is also a grassroots politician of high repute and was a candidate for the senate seat, Oyo Central Senatorial District on the PDP platform in 2011.
Academically, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide achieved First Class Honours in the English Solicitors Final Examinations. She holds an LLB (Hons) Second Class Upper Degree from Kings College, London University, and Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from Harvard Law School, USA. She has dual qualifications as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and as a Solicitor of England and Wales. She worked with Simmons & Simmons, one of the top ten firms of Solicitors in the City of London.
She is a member of the Section on Energy and Natural Law of the International Bar Association; the Nigerian Bar Association; the Chairperson for West Africa for Association of International Petroleum Negotiations AIPN; the Institute of Petroleum (UK) and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. She was also a Director, Abuja Investments Company Limited AICL from 2008-2011.
She was nominated by the National Council on Privatization as a member of the;
Legal framework and Regulatory matters sub-committee of the Oil and Gas Sector Reform Implementation Committee
Aviation Sector Reform Implementation Committee.
Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide is the founder of Newman Conference, Training and Events Managers, a Nigerian based private company which develops, facilitates and runs programmes for the continuing development of professionals with particular emphasis on the Energy and Legal Sectors. She has spoken at several law conferences and written on diverse topics; these include, but not limited to the following;
Investment Opportunities for Oil Service Companies in Nigeria (1996)
Legal Aspect of International Environmental Protection (1996)
Current Legal issues for Gas Production and Utilization in Nigeria (1997)
The office of the Company Director-Right, Duties and Liabilities (1998)
Corporate Social Responsibilities in the Petroleum Industry (1999)
Legal Framework of the Petroleum Industry (2000)
The Nigerian Power Sector; An industry in Transition (2001)
Local content provision of professional legal service in the petroleum industry (2004)
Good Governance and Africa's Development (2007)
Mandatory minimum continuing legal education (2007)
Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide is a Philanthropist per excellence and has offered through her foundation-The Olajumoke Akinjide Foundation, free surgical operations and medical care to thousands of people in Oyo Central Senatorial District. The Foundation also provides FREE NECO Examination forms to hundreds of indigent students in the Senatorial District.
In 2002, she was conferred with the Chieftaincy title of Iya Yeye of Ona Ara by the Olubadan of Ibadan land. Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide is highly resourceful, responsible and self motivated. Her motto and guiding principle is "To Be the Best and Excel Others" She is married and blessed with three children.
THE FCT ADMINISTRATION:
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is a Nigerian ministry that administers the Federal Capital Territory, centered on Abuja. It is headed by a Minister appointed by the President, assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant. The Federal Capital Territory Administration was created by President Olusegun Obasanjo on December 31, 2004 following the scrapping of the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory (MFCT). Seven new Mandate Secretariats were created for Education, Transport, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health and Human Services, Social development, Legal Services and Area Council. These Secretariats were headed by non-career civil servants in an attempt to reduce administrative bottlenecks.
Two agencies are administered by the FCTA: Abuja Environmental Protection Board, concerned with waste collection and disposal and other environmental matters, and Abuja Geographical Information System, which provides a computerized geo-spatial data infrastructure and a one stop for all land matters for the FCT, used to facilitate land acquisition and collect all land related revenue for the FCT.
Is to create a first class capital territory with effective service delivery comparable to the best in the world.
Is to build and administer a federal capital territory in strict compliance with the original plan through the establishment of an effective, and enduring service oriented Administration that can respond to the needs of all residents and other stakeholders.
Abuja Agricultural Development Project
Abuja Environmental Protection Board
Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL)
Abuja Property Development Company (APDC)
Abuja Urban Mass Transit
Address: Block D, Area 3 Former Open University Complex, Garki, Abuja.
Area Council Pension Board
Area Council Services Board
Christian Welfare Board
Council for Arts & Culture
FCT Sports Council
FCT Water Resources
Office of Auditor General For Area Councils